FRANK STACK. "The Case of the Perverted
Poodle" from "The
Casebook of Dr. Feelgood" (1976).
We don't know where Frank Stack first
published this darkly funny horizontal strip. We do know it was
reformatted and ran three years later as part of the inside front
cover of Dorman's Doggie (Rip Off Press,
1979). Stack altered some of the language (Dr. Feelgood's
heavy black southern accent is modified) for the Dorman's
Doggie book collection (Kitchen Sink Press,
1990, page 14). As a result, this original comes with an acetate overlay (similar to an animation cell) on which Stack
made his text and minor art changes. It is currently matted
with the retouched acetate overlay over the original pen &
ink drawing. We have scanned both versions here. The buyer
may chose to remove the overlay as he or she wishes.
This original art is warranted to be from the artist's personal
collection (Stack is exclusively represented by this agency).
The art comes with a letter of authenticity upon request. See
"bio" section for information on Frank
Stack (a.k.a. Foolbert Sturgeon), one of the very
earliest and most important of the underground cartoonists.
Medium/size/condition/price: The primary original is drawn in pen & ink,
with some minor white-out for corrections and texture, on Crescent
illustration board measuring 15 inches wide by 10 inches high.
There are no paste-ups. As noted in the first paragraph, Stack
created an acetate overlay which comes with the original drawing.
That overlay has whiteout on the reverse of the new text while
the remaining acetate is clear. The top of the art is hinge-mounted
with archival tape to a professionally cut mat measuring 16 inches
wide x 20 inches high.